As per data shared by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the total telephone base in the country stood at 101.41 crore at the end of August.
    
The wireless subscribers increased to 99.66 crore at the end of September from 98.81 crore in August while fixed line base declined to 2.59 crore from 2.60 crore.
    
The overall tele-density increased to 80.98 percent in September from 80.40 per cent in the preceding month. Trai had earlier said that 41.7 lakh users submitted requests for mobile number portability (MNP) in September.
    
"With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 17.22 crore at the end of August, 2015 to 17.63 crore at the end of September, 2015," Trai said.
    
The telecom regulator said, as on September 30, the private access service providers held 91.64 percent market share of the wireless subscribers, whereas state-run BSNL and MTNL held only 8.36 percent share.

 

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